I look at the photo and try to imagine what “emotion” I’d like to evoke with the photo. Sometimes it’s a simple B&W conversion with the levels tweaked on the darker side, sometimes it’s an action where I lower the opacity so it’s not as intense and other times it’s a texture applied – just because I like to be “different.” LOL! These edits are not everyone’s cup of tea but I love them. It’s my way of being creative even though I’m “on the job.”
In the examples below you’ll see quite a few of the Pioneer Woman’s Vintage action applied to quite a few of these (I didn’t leave the action exactly as it finished…I lowered the opacity on it.). I felt it worked with a lot of these. Maybe it’s because they reminded me a of a jean company advertisement from a magazine…and the softened antique look worked really well.
(click to view LARGER….much better that way!)
The same antiqu action as above, lowered opacity, and then B&W conversion over it.
I love a great texture. You can really do so much with them. It’s not for everyone….but it’s definitely for ME!
I really like the tones on this one! It’s an action that I stop a 1/4 of the way through and then I undo a few more steps to get this coloring. I also burned the sky to make it more dramatic. My kind of sky…..
Sisters will be sisters. I love this conversion…I burned the sky a bit here as well.
The antique action again but this time I barely lowered the opacity.
Simple B&W conversion…
And another texture!